If Nobody Reads The Content Does It Exist?

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There is a saying, ‘If a tree falls in a forest and nobody’s there, does it make a sound?” It’s a philosophical question examining the nature of perception.

I ask the same question about content. There’s so much of it on the internet, only a small fraction of which I will ever read. Therefore, if…

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Journalists: Your Digital Aquarius Awaits

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The media industry, particularly print newspapers are undergoing significant change.

The old model of basing profits on advertising revenue has long gone.

How then are journalists to adapt their skills in this ever changing landscape?

A recent article in an online media publication explored how newspapers could be re-defined.

In the past, newspapers were…

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The Wonderful World of Spam

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Spam – annoying bits of malicious code or advertising email that tries to infiltrate websites – is an amazing thing. It is different from the pink Spam compressed in a can although both are just as likely to induce a gag reflex.

Occasionally I like to look at spam. It sits in…

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The Man Who Ate His Earwax

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On a recent flight from Sydney to Melbourne, I was intrigued by the well dressed, educated man on the seat in front of me. He had a plethora of devices: iPhone, iPad, photocopied handouts of an alternative online newspaper, a print newspaper and the inflight magazine.

On the 80 minute flight he ploughed…

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Searching for Social Media

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Creating search engine friendly sites that rely on keywords, inbound links and engaging content has always been the key to ranking highly on Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search platforms. However, recently there has been an increasing shift away from search engines to social media as an effective way to drive…

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The Unsupportive Guru

The other day I was updating a plugin when the site crashed.

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Thinking of Starting A New Media Empire?

Arianna Huffington is doing it, Oprah Winfrey is renowned for it as is Martha Stewart.

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A Midlife Apple Romance

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I’ve started a new love affair. Just like the old fortune-teller in Vietnam predicted.

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Don’t Panic – It’s Only The F.B.I

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“Excuse me Mam, we’re from the FBI and we’d like to ask a few questions.” What a shame they don’t say it like they do in the movies. These days the F.B.I send an email.
The email requested all records related to the istudymedia site including associated accounts, computer logs, files, IP addresses, telephone…

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Wilful Blindness

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Recently, I read a book called ‘Wilful Blindness’ which explains why people ignore inept, corrupt or misguided practices to the detriment of themselves and others. Willful blindness includes the banking collapses in 2008, inaction on curbing greenhouse gases and the promotion of the disastrous economic mantra of continual growth. Wilful blindness also includes…

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Under 25 – Then You Must Be A Social Media Expert

Is managing social media best left to the under 25s?

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More Phishing

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I mentioned in an earlier post about being caught in a phishing scam. My istudymedia.com site, a resource for high school media students became a portal for redirecting banking customers to a hacker.

I became aware of the problem when IT Security at FNB Bank sent an email requesting I remove the malicious code. I…

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What Occupies The Cloud?

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In Ancient Greek mythology Zeus performed the dual role of King of the Gods and Storms. Being a God of Storms was pretty handy, particularly as humans frequently misbehaved and displeased him. Zeus would exact his revenge by reaching for a thunderbolt, gather up the storm clouds and pummel the mortals below.

In the Bible, clouds were believed to…

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Feeling Low? Social Media Turn off

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Feeling anxious, negative or having sleeping problems? Are you worried that your friends are more successful, or even worse, whether you even have enough friends to be able to make comparisons?

Relax, you are one of 53% of people who believe social media has left them sadder, less confident and suffering from insomnia. A recent…

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Social Media For Business

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The latest figures released by NMIncities should wipe away any doubts on using social media in business.

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Spooky-O

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I stumbled across a creepy site the other day. Not that the site has the deliberate intention of being creepy or sneaky but the very nature of its purpose makes it suspect.

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What’s the Buzz

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I love to trial new social media.

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Beware Phishing Scams

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You may have heard of phishing scams. Generally it is a malicious piece of code that hijacks legitimate sites and redirects them to another portal. Recently, my media studies site for students at http://istudymedia.com was hacked.

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InDesign For Self-Publishing

Free Indesign video tutorials to get you started on the self publishing road.

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Social Media Mood Calculator

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Scientists have discovered what movie buffs have known for some time.

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